Long Covid Symptoms & Treatment in Dallas, TX

What are the symptoms of long covid?

These symptoms affect several different organ systems, but what do they have in common? The autonomic nervous system. These symptoms overlap in situations where there is a high sympathetic tone and a parasympathetic low tone.

General symptoms

  • Tiredness or fatigue that interferes with daily life activities
  • Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental effort (also known as “post-exertional malaise”)
  • Some proposed treatments not been proven to be effective.

Respiratory and heart symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath - while the sympathetic nervous system does dilate the airways, it can make it harder to breath due to extra work it puts on the breathing muscles.
  • Cough and chest pain
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)

Digestive symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea

Other symptoms

  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Rash
  • Changes in menstrual cycles

Neurological symptoms

  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Headache
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness when you stand up (lightheadedness)
  • Pins-and-needles Sensation
  • Change in smell or taste
  • Depression or anxiety